The reason why I think it is so very important that we engage in advocacy is because I believe in equality. We cannot create a better world for all when half of the world’s potential is left out. That is why girls’ voices need to be heard. Girls too will be the changemakers in society, entrepreneurs coming up with local and global solutions. We will be educationalists, scientists, business leaders, politicians and overall engaged citizens.
In our role as Youth Ambassadors for the ONE Campaign, we were invited to take part in the European Girl’s Week of Action, during which we did research on girl’s rights and reality, exchanged knowledge and personal experiences and worked together as a team.
We could live this wonderful experience because we are encouraged to make our voices heard, have educational opportunities, and internet access. As EWAG activists, we want to make sure that this will not just be a right on paper, but become a reality for all girls.